A recap of the 2020 session, the latest on coronavirus, and an update on the results of my legislative priorities
Just like that, 60 days have come and gone, and the 2020 legislative session officially adjourned on Thursday, March 12. It was a whirlwind two months. During this session we saw more than 2400 bills introduced in both the House and Senate with more than 380 passing both chambers and...
Rep. Gildon shares some important lessons he learned from the sex education bill debate
It was a long night on the House floor Wednesday, as legislators gathered to consider Senate Bill 5395, the controversial comprehensive sex education bill that would require all public schools in Washington to teach sex education to every student K-12. House Republicans introduced a number of amendments, which were debated...
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Can you believe the 2020 session is already more than halfway finished? We only have three weeks left to get bills through both chambers and to the governor’s desk. Wednesday is the last day to consider bills in their house of origin. Each bill has to pass through both the...
Rep. Chris Gildon talks about incentivizing businesses to help fund college scholarships
Last year, the majority party in all three branches of our government passed a package of last-minute bills that created $2.1 billion dollars more in taxes. One of those bills was House Bill 2158, which imposed the business and occupation (B&O) tax surcharge on certain businesses to pay for higher...
Amendment to exclude veteran owned businesses from B&O tax increase is rejected
Senate Bill 6492 passed the Senate and the House last week and will now be signed into law. Numerous republicans introduced amendments to the bill during floor debate, including Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup. Gildon introduced two amendments, including 1071, which would have exempted any business owned by a veteran from...
Rep. Chris Gildon Discusses his bipartisan efforts to reduce the cost of childcare
Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, 25th District, talks about his bipartisan work to make daycare more affordable, by reducing the regulations childcare providers must pass in order to operate.
Rep. Gildon highlights district achievements, outlines legislative priorities as 2020 session approaches
As the leaves fall and winter approaches, it’s time to look ahead to the 2020 legislative session. My fellow state lawmakers and I will be discussing several key issues that are very important to the people of the 25th District and the state. But, before I share more about the...
Chambers, Gildon issue statement on HB 1216 press conference in Fife
A press conference was held Monday at Columbia Junior High School in Fife to highlight the implementation of certain school safety provisions in House Bill 1216. The bill, which received overwhelming bipartisan support during the 2019 legislative session, is focused on making schools safer by providing resources and training surrounding...
Gildon, Chambers sworn in to Washington State House of Representatives
Two Puyallup Republicans have taken the oath of office to serve as state representatives for the 25th Legislative District. Rep. Chris Gildon, a 23-year veteran Army officer, will serve as the assistant ranking member on the House College and Workforce Development Committee. “It’s a tremendous honor to be selected by...